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Harry P Leu Gardens, Orlando

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
Home to several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, Harry P Leu Gardens also lays claim to almost 20.3 hectares (50 acres) of warm-weather gardens. You can visit the gardens and wander among the lush greenery, discovering azaleas, citrus trees, hibiscus, vegetables, and more spread out over a multitude of different exhibits and themed areas. Keep an eye out for some of the centuries-old oak trees on the grounds. Stop by the on-site museum in the former house of the garden's founders, the Leus, and join a guided tour. You'll find a showcase of the life and times of the Leus dating from around the turn of the 20th century. Be sure to check the gardens' schedule for information on special events, showings, and activities. Make Harry P Leu Gardens part of your personalized Orlando itinerary using our Orlando trip builder.
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  • We all have a place that we find calming, and this is it for me. I visit several times a year, and for the hotter months, the first Monday is free, so get there early before the crowds, and kids, arri...  read more »
  • This is a wonderful park and gardens close to the center of the city. The house of the owner has been restored and is available for very informative tours. Like many botanical gardens, it is divided i...  read more »
  • We went to Leu Gardens for one of our non-park days rather than sitting by the pool at the villa. We're members of the National Trust so were looking for something similar in the USA. Pleasantly surpr...  read more »
  • I have really enjoyed visiting this place over the years. We even tried to have a wedding reception here but they were book. The gardens are beautiful and buildings the same. They have concerts a few times a year in the evening where you being a picnic , wine and cheese and enjoy the outdoors and good music. It is centrally located within the city as well. If you haven't enjoyed Leu Gardens. Try it!
  • Absolutely beautiful botanical gardens that you must see if you are in the Orlando area! The variety of plant life is amazing and the gardens are very well kept. We visited in July (note that the Leu House Museum is closed in July for renovations, but the rest of the gardens are open) and we spent nearly two hours perusing the 50-acre gardens. Definitely worth a visit! Admission is usually free on the First Monday of the month - check the website to double check before you head out.
  • Incredibly beautiful way to spend the day. They offer an expansive campus with various themed gardens. Lush and tropical feeling. Most of the plants are labeled. We went on a day were it ended up raining and we left so we only saw a fraction of what they have there. I will definitely be going back so we can see more.
  • This place is Gorgeous!! My husband and I love coming here in the spring and just walking around for exercise. The bamboo garden is always impressive and the rose garden is breathtaking. My husband's favorite area is the dessert. The do jazz and movies in the grassy field.
  • Love the gardens but the mosquitoes are unbearable and numerous by the tropical area (bananas & heliconias) even Fairchild Gardens uses larvacide & BT to control the blood suckers. Forget picture taking in this area just look and move or they will carry you away!
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